Diversion Strategy, Assessment Tool and Pathway Flowchart - Cheshire YJS (February 2021)

Summary:  Attached are Cheshire YJS diversion strategy, pathway flowchart and assessment tool for working with children who can be diverted away from the criminal justice system. 
Age: 10-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: n/a




  • divert children away from the criminal justice system, where appropiate.



Attached below are some key documents developed and used by Cheshire youth justice service in supporting children away from the criminal justice system, where appropriate.



Implementing the practice:

  • The pathway was developed collaboratively between the YJS, Cheshire Constabulary and the four Local Authorities in Cheshire sub-region with input from local clinical commissioning groups and health providers.
  • Divert assessments are undertaken by Youth justice practitioners with accompanying specialist health assessments by CAMHS or SaLT practitioners when required.
  • The work with the children is individual to the child, type of offence etc.


Youth offending team: Cheshire Youth Justice Services
Name: Tom Dooks
Email: tom.dooks@youthjusticeservices.org.uk